I’m proud to introduce my new single, “Because I’m Grateful!” This is your mantra for daily gratitude. Let this song into your heart and mind. It will give you some space from your depression or anxiety.
This is my debut playing a drum kit! All my musical life, I’ve heard drumbeats in my head, but have always handled drums by either programming drum machines or better, teaming up with my drummer friends. Wolfgang Van Halen’s new solo project Mammoth WVH inspired me to complete my multi-instrumental abilities. Interesting note: Eddie Van Halen got me to play guitar when I was 16. Now at 50, his son has gotten me to take up drums and record entire arrangements myself! Thank you Wolf!
Amy and I co-wrote the lyrics and co-produced the record. When I was a little shy about the tempo (first take was pretty slow), Amy encouraged me to pick up the pace. The result you’re hearing now is much more lively than the original.
Lyrics: Verse 1: I’m grateful that I woke up this morning At least that’s what that TED talk said I’m supposed to say Still I’m sorry for myself and my brain’s all full of warnings I’ll try this attitude of gratitude on some other day But then, what if that day could come around this morning What could it hurt to thank a loved one or two? It might bring a little good to take stock of my blessings OK, let’s see what this gratitude thing can do Pre-chorus: I can feel my mood get a little bit lighter As my outlook grows just a little brighter Chorus: I’m not afraid today to show what I’m made of I’m grateful for my love, my child and my pets I’m thankful for the support I have And the strength I’ve found within Because I’m grateful Sadness isn’t all there is Verse 2: Depression can’t have the upper hand this morning ‘Cause I’ve got a new move that villain has never seen When you see what it can do, you won’t call it corny or boring See, I’m getting in touch with the grateful part of me I’m gonna do it again tomorrow morning ‘Cause feeling better is feeling pretty sweet I’m letting go of the rope - Depression, here’s your warning I ain’t fighting today and that don’t feel like defeat Pre-chorus: I can feel my mood get a little bit lighter As my outlook grows just a little brighter Chorus: I’m not afraid today to show what I’m made of I’m grateful for my love, my child and my pets I’m thankful for the support I have And the strength I’ve got within Because I’m grateful Sadness isn’t all there is